Integrating Point of Care Ultrasound into Nephrology Fellowship Training: Insights from a Pilot Program

Ann Young, MD PhD; Benoit Imbeault, MD; Alberto Goffi, MD; Alireza Zahirieh, MD; Claire Kennedy, MD; Daniel Blum, MDCM; Ron Wald, MDCM MPH; William Beaubien-Souligny, MD PhD – In nephrology, point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has multiple applications including the rapid evaluation of acute kidney injury, enhancing the initial evaluation of chronic kidney disease, direct evaluation of vascular access, and improved fluid balance management in acute and chronic settings. Recently, the role of POCUS has been formally acknowledged by the American College of Physicians and curricula specific to nephrology have been proposed.

Point of Care Ultrasound in Monitoring of Post-Renal Biopsy Bleeding

Natalie N. McCall, MD; Anna Burgner, MD, MEHP – A 32-year-old male presented with hypertensive emergency and features of thrombotic microangiopathy. He underwent a kidney biopsy after renal dysfunction persisted despite clinical improvement otherwise. The kidney biopsy was performed with direct ultrasound guidance.